Big Hops - Broadway

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Bar, Beer-to-go

8313 Broadway St
San Antonio, Texas, 78209-2006
United States

(210) 320-1995 | map
bighops.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.35
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
pDev:
9.43%
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Reviews by Sara24:
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Sara24 from Colorado

4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great place for Texas beer selection and friendly service. Taste anything or everything!

Jun 27, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Bcarlos from Canada

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Awesome spot in an otherwise lack-luster craft beer city. Also, it's just across the tracks from Alamo brewing, so you can walk on over with a buzz.

Apr 18, 2016
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jan 01, 2016
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jul 31, 2015
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blastoderm55 from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Feb 01, 2015
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Magery from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8%

Dec 09, 2014
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Thr33Bears from Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Not the biggest tap selection but that's alright. They always have great variety in their taps especially local selections from Texas. They get limited release bottles, have a good patio and have a friendly staff

Nov 02, 2014
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msanborn from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Oct 28, 2014
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howling_henrik from Texas

4.76/5  rDev +9.4%

Oct 08, 2014
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OKFine from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Oct 03, 2014
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StephRai from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Sep 26, 2014
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mattvaletudo from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

beer bar with about 20 tap handles. mediocre selection for the most part but they do get the good stuff from time to time. a cool hang out but not the best brew selection

Aug 22, 2014
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BeerMetalDude from Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Jul 14, 2014
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jloera523 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Jul 13, 2014
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wtkphoto from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Jul 13, 2014
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JDS89 from Texas

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Jun 18, 2014
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Radome from Florida

3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I was aware of this place for a while before I had a chance to check it out. It was a week night and there were only about 10 customers inside when I was there, along with several other customers who came and went after filling growlers to go. It is a very basic interior; kind of college dive meets industrial park simplicity. There are only a few tables and chairs, giving the impression that it really is primarily a place to fill your growler to drink elsewhere. The restroom was clean and neat. The bartender was knowledgeable about beer and helpful with making choices. They had 20+ taps with a good selection of craft beers, including some unusual regional, barrel aged and sour varieties. There was also a small refrigerator with some bottles of unusual beers, mostly from Texas. Prices were reasonable and varied by beer. Overall, this is a good place to go for a growler or a quick drink in the North part of town.

May 31, 2014
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3sheets2wind from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

Mar 16, 2014
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bkeller04 from Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

Feb 07, 2014
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vmdominguez from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Jan 21, 2014
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JC77 from Arizona

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

The place to go in San Antonio for beer, particularly if you like darker beers (at least for their current selections). All the selections are true craft brews with many local to TX. Patrons were friendly as was the server. Readily provided tastes to help with your decision making. Server also readily answered questions on the different choices. Will definitely return. Only downside is the total lack of food, not even chips or pretzels. That is the only thing I would change. The place is not fancy and is not a sports bar. You go here to sample and drink good craft beer. Check it out.

Dec 29, 2013
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AntiZach from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Dec 14, 2013
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barefoot71 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Dec 03, 2013
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lostgrrl666 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Oct 10, 2013
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Atlas1 from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Swung into Big Hops the other day to fill a growler of my own and to buy one for a buddy who was unfamiliar with the growler scene (shameful, I know). This place had been open for several months before I finally got around to stopping in. I should have gone sooner, but you know how things go.

First off, Big Hops is in a very small strip mall off north Broadway, just inside Loop 410. Very little parking, although I didn't have a problem finding a spot. The place itself has very little atmosphere. It's very sterile, with the bar and taps directly ahead of you as you walk in, and some tables and window bars off to the side. Not much seating, so if it was crowded you might be out of luck. Then again, if it was crowded, it might add to the ambiance. Who knows. Still, the layout was basic and unimpressive. More functional than aesthetic. And smaller than I envisioned. But the tap selection was nice. Lots of nice Texas craft beer on tap, with a smattering of quality crafts from other states as well. The guys working there seemed fairly content to engage their regulars in conversation than to focus on the new guy, which was fine with me. When I did need some help they were courteous and helpful. I don't know if they served food, and I didn't ask, so I can't comment on that.

I'm glad this place exists, and I hope they make it. I'm not sure what the market is for a growler station in San Antonio, but I wish this place well and will definitely revisit Big Hops in the future.

Sep 30, 2013
Big Hops - Broadway in San Antonio, TX
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 30 ratings